Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – This year’s Dreamers Art Festival will consist of a fundraising dinner, workshops and 8-day street art festival.
The festival will begin with a fundraising dinner with money raised going toward creating an art therapy workshop designed to help children with autism, however the entire event will consist of workshops for children and adults, screenings, exhibitions and music.
The festival attracts internationally renowned artists who are also interested in creating art therapy workshops for kids. This year, the benefits will go to about 40 local children and adolescents with autism.
Veronica Dupre, one of the event organizers, said the benefit dinner will be held inside the Cocoa Hotel with a four-course meal by Chef, Alex Cuatepotzo. The hotel will also host an exhibition by Chikizz Ramone.
Chikizz Ramone, who co-founded Studio Chavoz Bien, said that his artistic inspiration comes from tapestries in urban textures where he mixes elements of street art with graphic design. He has publicly displayed pieces around Playa del Carmen.
Dinner tickets are 700 peso with the proceeds being used for an art therapy workshop for kids. The workshop is scheduled for November 7 at Kodomo. The workshop will consist of a visual festival especially for children with autism and spectrum disorder. It will provide them with an opportunity to express themselves through non-verbal communication and a solution to emotional conflicts, as well as a way to increase self-awareness and personal growth.
Organizers are a collective of young people who want to create a new contemporary art scene in Mexico, an avant-garde art that can raise awareness, educate and generate a local economic input. The Dreamers Art Festival itself will be held from November 6 to 14 in Playa del Carmen.
“We will have the presence of artists and globally-recognized muralists. We will have artists from Europe, United States and Mexico. In addition to murals, the festival is going to have workshops, conferences, exhibitions, bicycle routes and projections in conjunction with the Cineclub,” she said.